Folkestone Rainbow Centre wins £1,000 Movement for Good award

Rainbow Centre has won a £1,000 Movement for Good award thanks to nominations from the public.

We were nominated to win a £1,000 boost as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards, which is giving £1million to charities this summer.

Rainbow Centre delivers services in Folkestone & Hythe District (Shepway) to provide support and hope to individuals and families experiencing deprivation or hardship.  Our services include: Homeless Support, FoodStop, Family Contact, Shepway Foodbank and Winter Shelter.

Members of the public were invited to nominate causes close to their hearts, with 500 gifts of £1,000 available for donation. Rainbow Centre was one more than 7,000 charities which were nominated by an amazing 98,000 members of the public to be in for a chance to win a financial boost.

We would like to thank everyone who nominated us to receive this award, for a local charity like ours; this will make a big difference and will be helping vulnerable people right here in our community.

Mark Hews, group chief executive at Ecclesiastical, said:  “As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of our business. We know that £1,000 can make a huge difference to the incredible work that charities do and we’re looking forward to seeing how this financial boost will change lives for the better.”